VICTORIAN PHILATELIC COUNCIL INC.
The Victorian Philatelic Council (VPC) is the peak body in Victoria that promotes philately and represents philatelic Clubs.
The composition of the VPC is:
· 4 members elected by affiliated Clubs and Societies
· 4 members nominated by the Royal Philatelic Society of Victoria
· 4 members nominated by the Australasian Philatelic Traders Association
· 1 Australia Post has a non-voting observer representative
The Council elects office bearers (President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer) as well as officers for Youth Development, Philatelic Development, and a State Judges’ Co-ordinator.
The current Council members are:
- Frank Pauer (RPSV) President
- Stephanie Bromser (BPS) Vice President
- Charles Bromser (RPSV) Secretary & State Judges’ Coordinator
- Peter Leitch (RPSV) Treasurer
- Robert Williamson (APTA) Philatelic Development Officer
- Tony Shields (APTA) Member
- John Rennie (RPSV) Member
- John Hewson (Warrigal) Member
Affiliated Clubs and Societies
Thirty clubs are affiliated with the VPC. See the Clubs’ listing for a Club near you. If you are planning to visit a Club, please contact the Club to confirm meeting details before you attend.
Annual Exhibition and Congress
The VPC holds an Annual Congress, often in conjunction with a State-level Philatelic Exhibition. An attempt is made to alternate between Melbourne and country Victoria. The Geelong Philatelic Society hosted the first Congress in 1954.
Club representatives to the VPC Council are elected at Congress. Clubs and Societies that are affiliated with the VPC may nominate a representative. The 2023 Congress is to be held at Brighton Philatelic Society on 30 April 2023 at BRIPHIL House, Gardenvale.
The VPC Award of Merit
The VPC honours philatelists who have made a significant contribution to the advancement of philately in Victoria. Nominations are sought annually, and awards are presented at our Annual Congress.
The VPC is responsible for the training and accreditation of philatelic judges in Victoria. Judges’ training courses are conducted from time to time depending on demand. Exhibitors who are interested in becoming a judge should contact the Secretary.
The VPC can provide judges to attend Club and Society competitions.
The VPC maintains a fully enclosed trailer containing 30 double-sided 15-sheet exhibition frames. Use of the trailer and frames is available free of charge to affiliated Clubs.
The VPC has colour copies of many philatelic displays on a wide variety of topics, which may be used at stamp fairs and meetings. Having copies reduces the security risk associated with the handling of original material.
The VPC is currently seeking a Youth Development Officer. Interested philatelists should contact the Secretary.
Contacting the Victorian Philatelic Council
All inquiries about organised philately in Victoria and services provided by the VPC should be sent to:
The Secretary, Victorian Philatelic Council,
PO Box 1 Carnegie Victoria 3163.